But What Arrives On Site?: a Comment on Structural Timber
Attitude to design accuracy
It comes naturally to a structural engineer to take a great deal of care in what can be
considered to be the mathematical part of structural design, after the real engineering part of deciding on the form of the structure, where to place fixing moments, hinges, etc., has been completed. The mathematics used to be described as the perspiration after the inspiration of the real engineering although, in these days of computers, perhaps ‘eye strain’ should be substituted for ‘perspiration’.